So i haven't been playing much lately because my PC is really not handling the game well. Every update results in less response to my outdated computer. I get about 4-12 fps and thats on low settings. I'm not even sure this question is technically allowed but I was hoping that other players can suggest some lower priced PCs that can handle this game decently. The PC I have is a very basic everyday PC and I don't expect it to be able to play intensive games but it used to work OK. I am pretty clueless about technical specs of PC's so researching something that can play games on is confusing to me. I don't necessarily want a gaming computer, especially since they cost so much.
Other types of games I used to play are Fallout series, tomb raider, Nancy drew, witcher and other similar open world type games or story based games. I was able to play witcher 2 barely on the lowest possible settings and FO4 caused my PC to constantly crash, so I gave up (a least it was free!)
I would love to get back into this game but it takes 5 minutes or more just to load the main screen and playing on the lowest settings is frustrating. It takes me 10+ minutes just to log in enough to renew my rent. Any advice that could be given is appreciated!
Miss everyone! Hope you all have a great Holiday season
You'll want something that has a dedicated graphics card rather than integrated graphics. Generally if the specs mention "Nvidia" or "AMD" you're good to go, although there's a few exceptions. This will be the most influential decision you can make, since a proper GPU makes for a night and day difference in terms of framerate.
You'll want an SSD rather than a hard drive - this will make a huge difference in how long the game takes to start and load between the levels, not to mention overall computer performance.
You should look for at least 4GB of RAM, preferably 8GB or more. These days it's very unlikely a new computer has less than 4GB.
The CPU should generally be pretty decent if all the above checks out, I wouldn't worry about it all too much.
If it's a laptop, don't neglect the build quality! Some laptops are advertised with fantastic specs but they are flimsily built with poor screens and keyboards/trackpads that are hard to use. For this is makes sense to look up reviews.
I'd say that if you want to play V&H as well as FO4 on medium settings, you can easily get a desktop computer for below $500 that'll do the job just fine. Oh, and if you happen to know someone who is decent at building a PC, hand them this list - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F4nyXv - and enjoy a fantastic PC for the price
While it may be more difficult to run in some areas (like Pyrrus where u want to see the effect on the ground or get turned to stone) I have noticed that turning off zodiac in event zone reduces lag, as well as showing others effects. Note: shutting off additional apps in background can do wonders for FR! GL!